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Summer Reading Early Registration begins Monday, May 23rd at all branches except Turkey Creek.  Turkey Creek is not open on Mondays and will begin Early Registration on Tuesday, May 24th.  Participants will be able to get their free registration packets and also purchase T-shirts or tote bags with the Summer Reading theme if they wish.  For more information, please click on the “One World, Many Stories” icon to the right of this message.

Mr. Donald Miley has retired from the Library Board after nearly 19 years.  Mr. Miley has been an outstanding board member and was the longest-serving member of the board.

At the Police Jury meeting on May 9, Mr. Wade Riley, the justice of the peace in Pine Prairie, was selected as Mr. Miley’s replacement.

The Library Board and staff salute Mr. Miley for his many years of wonderful service, and we welcome Mr. Riley to the Board.

Due to the All Staff Summer Reading Workshop, the main library (Ville Platte) and all branches will be closed except for their after school hours on Wednesday May 11.  The main library will open at 2:30 p.m. and all branches will open at 3 p.m. 

The staff will be preparing for Summer Reading.  Early registration for Summer Reading begins May 23rd.  The first day to be able to get prizes is Wednesday, June 1st.   We hope everybody will have a great summer with the library!

With 59 of 59 precincts reporting, the voter turnout was 5.6%.  Of 1,247 voters voting, 1,128 (90%) voted Yes for the library property tax continuation, and 119 (10%) voted No.

The library would like to thank everybody who voted on this issue, regardless of whether you voted Yes or No.   Thank you for caring about your library system and its future and for letting your vote count.

The proposition passed in every precinct (3 precincts had no voters).  In precincts where there was voter turnout, the lowest pass rate was 67% in two precincts.  The proposition passed by 100% in 21 of the 59 precincts. In the remaining 26 precincts, the proposition passed with from 70% to 98% of the votes cast.

Again, thank you!

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12
Thu
1:00 pm Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Lean how to quilt! Ages 16- 99 (classes or offered as six week classes)
3:30 pm Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 12 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Ms. Pat’s Mother Goose Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.
Dec
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8:00 am “Fine Free” December 16 through... @ Evangeline Parish Library
“Fine Free” December 16 through... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 16 2019 @ 8:00 am – Jan 16 2020 @ 6:46 am
"Fine Free" December 16 through January 16 @ Evangeline Parish Library
“Fine Free” Period is from December 16, 2019, through January 15, 2020.   For more information, call 337-363-1369 or the branch nearest you.
3:30 pm Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 16 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
We’ve heard from many adults who speak local French that they would like to have a place to gather to speak French while visiting. So, we are offering an opportunity for folks to join Mrs.[...]
Dec
17
Tue
3:30 pm Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 17 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Ms. Pat’s Mother Goose Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.
5:00 pm Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Crocheting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Tuesday Crocheting (when Ms. Pat Fontenot is available) @ 5pm. (This is a drop in class offered by a volunteer and may not occur every week.)
Dec
19
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10:00 am Basile Pre-K Storyhour @ BASILE BRANCH LIBRARY
Basile Pre-K Storyhour @ BASILE BRANCH LIBRARY
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Basile Pre-K Storyhour @ BASILE BRANCH LIBRARY
Basile Pre-K Story Hour Ages 0-5 December 19th – Merry Christamas!  Come take your picture with Santa!          
1:00 pm Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Lean how to quilt! Ages 16- 99 (classes or offered as six week classes)
3:30 pm Mamou Christmas Craft @ Mamou Library
Mamou Christmas Craft @ Mamou Library
Dec 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mamou Christmas Craft @ Mamou Library
Mamou Library is hosting Christmas crafting Thursday 12/19/2019 @ 3:30pm
3:30 pm Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Ms. Pat’s Mother Goose Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.
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23
Mon
3:30 pm Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 23 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
We’ve heard from many adults who speak local French that they would like to have a place to gather to speak French while visiting. So, we are offering an opportunity for folks to join Mrs.[...]
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24
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8:00 am Library system (main library and al... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Library system (main library and al... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 24 @ 8:00 am – Dec 26 @ 6:00 pm
Library system (main library and all branches) closed Tue. Dec. 24th through Thur. Dec. 26th for Christmas break @ Evangeline Parish Library
The main library and all branches are closed Tue. Dec. 24th through Thur. Dec. 26th for Christmas break.  We wish everybody a very merry Christmas.
Dec
30
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3:30 pm Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 30 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
We’ve heard from many adults who speak local French that they would like to have a place to gather to speak French while visiting. So, we are offering an opportunity for folks to join Mrs.[...]
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31
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8:00 am Library closed Dec. 31st through Ja... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Library closed Dec. 31st through Ja... @ Evangeline Parish Library
Dec 31 2019 @ 8:00 am – Jan 1 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Library closed Dec. 31st through Jan. 1st @ Evangeline Parish Library
The Main Library and all branches will be closed Tuesday Dec. 31st through Wednesday Jan. 1st due to the New Year’s holiday.
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2
Thu
1:00 pm Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Jan 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Quilting @ VILLE PLATTE LIBRARY
Lean how to quilt! Ages 16- 99 (classes or offered as six week classes)
3:30 pm Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Jan 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mother Goose Story Hour @ Evangeline Parish Library
Ms. Pat’s Mother Goose Story Hour with crafts, movie & activities.
Jan
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Mon
3:30 pm Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
Jan 6 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Allons Parler En Français? @ Evangeline Parish Library
We’ve heard from many adults who speak local French that they would like to have a place to gather to speak French while visiting. So, we are offering an opportunity for folks to join Mrs.[...]